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Kings’ Twitter mocks Kesler, implies most Canadians want Canucks to lose

Slava Voynov, Jannik Hansen

VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 11: Slava Voynov #26 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Jannik Hansen #36 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Arena on April 11, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Los Angeles won 4-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Do Canadians outside of British Columbia actively root against the Vancouver Canucks? The Los Angeles Kings apparently think so.

The Kings’ official twitter had this to say after their 4-2 victory over Vancouver in Game 1 of their first round series, “To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you’re welcome.”

Of course, that wasn’t the only tweet by Los Angeles last night that made waves. In response to what they felt was Ryan Kesler taking a dive, the Kings tweeted, “Richards and Kesler share words, looks like a gust of wind sent Kesler tumbling.”

Clearly, whoever is running the Kings’ social media efforts isn’t about to shy away from controversy in their efforts to promote and root for their team. Do you think they’re going too far in their comments, or is it fair game for a team’s official twitter feed to poke fun at or even outright mock their opponents during a playoff series?